Hon Sussan Ley
Minister for Health / Minister for Sport (AUS)
Sussan Ley’s career path has been wonderfully varied, with odd jobs
on the way to a pilot’s license - roles as an air traffic controller, stock-mustering pilot and occasional shearer’s cook followed!
While raising three children on a family farm, ten years of study led to a senior position at the Australian Taxation Office before she successfully sought Liberal Party pre-selection for Farrer (NSW) in 2001.
Winning the seat narrowly in 2001, after being re-elected in 2004 Sussan was offered the added responsibility of Parliamentary Secretary for Children and Youth Affairs, then Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry in 2006.
Shadow portfolios for Housing and Women followed in 2007 - Justice and Customs /Assistant Treasurer in 2008 -2009, then Childcare, Early Childhood Learning & Employment Participation from 2010.
On the election of the Abbott Government in September 2013, Sussan took on the role of Assistant Minister for Education before being appointed Minister for Health and Minister for Sport in December 2014.